“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.” – Simone Weil

Try to see things for what they really are, not for what they appear to be. There are some things which appear to be good but are indeed evil. And there are some things that appear to be bad, but are truly good for you.

Evil often wears a mask. It deceives us into thinking it is always pleasurable and always to our benefit. While it may be pleasurable, it gives us a lie, because whatever pleasure it can give us is only temporary, it could never last.

On the other hand, the reason why we fail to see the true face of goodness is that we fail to develop the spiritual eyes to see it. For so long, we have been accustomed to seeing only what’s corruptible and fleeting that our eyes are strained once we begin to look at what’s truly beautiful and eternal.

With prayer however, we can be granted the eyes to see what’s beautiful and true. With God’s grace, our spiritual eyes can be purified so we can see what’s pure.

Now the natural man doesn’t receive the things of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can’t know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one. “For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?” But we have Christ’s mind. – 1 Corinthians 2:14-16, WEB-BE

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